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  • Carolyn Jeanette Bonner (1945 - 2011)
    Birth: Jan. 22, 1945 Monroe (Ouachita Parish) Ouachita Parish Louisiana, USA Death: Apr. 11, 2011 Euless Tarrant County Texas, USA EULESS, TEXAS -- Carolyn Jeanette Bonner, 66, went home to be with...
  • Elizabeth Harris (1740 - 1828)
  • Jo Bonner, U.S. Congress
    Josiah Robins (Jo) Bonner, Jr., a Representative from Alabama; born in Selma, Dallas County, Ala., November 19, 1959; B.A., University of Alabama, 1982; attended University of Alabama Law School; sta...
  • Judy L. Bonner
    Judy L. Bonner is an American academic. She served as the President of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama from 2012 to 2015.
  • Lydia Ellen Bonner (1811 - 1888)
    Birth: Jun. 26, 1811 Marion County Ohio, USA Death: Aug. 3, 1888 Mount Ayr Ringgold County Iowa, USA When Lydia Ellen Vezey was born on June 26, 1811, in Ohio, her father, William, was 41 and her m...

About the Bonner surname

The Bonner surname can be derived from a town in Scotland; or it can mean a chain of hills; hills for tillage; or, the hill of slaughter.The Cornish British, Bonar, means the house of slaughter. Origins can also be Irish or Polish, but ultimately are pre 8th century Old French. As such it is derived from the phrase de bonne aire, meaning of handsome or of good bearing. It was adopted into Middle English as bonere or bonour, and used as a nickname for someone having those qualities, or humorously, someone the opposite.

Variations: Bonar, Boner, Bonners, Bonnar, Bonare,Bonnaire (meaning "good manners"), Boneur (meaning "good hour"), Bona, Booner, Bonney, Bonher